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Tom Banks

Directory information

  Position: Faculty
  Research group: High Energy Theory
  Email address: banks@physics.rutgers.edu
  Telephone: (732) 445-5500 x3731, x2783 secretary, (732) 445-4993 fax
  Office: Serin E368
  Mailing address: Tom Banks
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 USA

Research Activities

I work on nonperturbative formulations of M-theory, the still to be found framework which incorporates all known perturbative string theories. Partial progress in the construction of M-theory was achieved in work of my collaborators and myself in 1996, and describes the theory in terms of quantum systems whose variables are matrices. I have recently been working on the relation between the cosmological constant and supersymmetry breaking. I made a new proposal connecting the two which has profound implications both for the fundamental principles of the theory and for low energy supersymmetric phenomenology.

Please send any comments on this page to banks@physics.rutgers.edu.

Revised December 15, 2000